FULL PRESENTATION + SOUND: Prez Mahama's Presentation In IEA Encounter| В
Day: 18-Oct-2012В |
Chairperson, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, fellow workers and friends from the multimedia, fellow Ghanaians, Good Night. It is a enjoyment and a great honour to be below with you this evening. I would like, first, to thank the Commence of Financial Affairs for organizing these types of encounters. May possibly I recognize the admiration that the IEA exhibited following the passing of Professor David Evans Atta Millis, each of our late President by suspending your unique schedule. This can be a time of great possibility within our country. В In fact , the options that sit before all of us for the case and endured progress are limitless. Because the clock attracts nearer to our national political election, it is crucial for us to go from the harmful, time-wasting workout of unfounded personal problems, petty name-calling, and personality assassinations and rather, approach our powers toward the debate of real concerns, concrete ways we can change these numerous possibilities which exist into feasible programmes that could, and will, create A Better Bekwai, ghana. By building these activities, the IEA is doing just that. It is building a forum within just which we candidates can easily seriously go over the issues facing our nation and present the alternatives that land not only within our vision nevertheless also inside our capability. I actually welcome this kind of opportunity. Whilst part of the function of a federal government is absolutely to institute policy and to put forth programmes, the things i have discovered is definitely sorely absent in many talks and speeches during this political election cycle is a basic hyperlink between the citizens of this nation and the plans that are being marketed.
Precisely what is missing may be the clear relationship between the good people of Ghana and the benefits of the programmes that are to be promised. For over 2 decades, I have been serving this great nation of our bait in various open public roles. As I have went throughout this great nation of ours, through all the areas, from the much larger urban areas just like Accra and Kumasi, for the smaller villages like Tutukpene, and Bodi, I have attained a number of wonderful individuals. В These are ordinary citizens, people whose simply desire is always to work and earn a living; to feed their own families; to give their children hope that you day they shall be able to surpass the limitations that have been faced by their parents and grandparents. They have told me stories of resilience, confidence and determination to their families and residential areas. What a resistant people were! What a awesome people we are! В These people are pressing ahead for the better Ghana. Interacting with these citizens features reinforced my optimism. They have reinforced a belief that was already good, my belief that the foreseeable future that is before us, all of usвЂ”not just some of usвЂ”is bright. We will examine the reality, I will like to capture these people under 4 themes, for the purpose of my discussion with you tonite: Building a solid and strong economy Able of creating and sustaining jobs, Putting People First in our health, education and sociable protection schedule Transparent and accountable governance. We are Combining a Strong and Resilient Economic system Under the NDC government, Ghana's economic output, which is also referred to as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is currently about GHc 75 billion, by a low value of GHc 30 billion and GHc 36 billion dollars recorded in 2008 and 2009 respectively. These are among the list of latest or perhaps end-September 2012 projected numbers released by the Ghana Record Service (GSS). This is a sign of an overall economy that is growing by advances. The fact remains to be that Ghana is graded among one of the fastest growing economies in the World! We have registered the most suffered single number inflation level in Ghana's history. We now have achieved one million metric tons of cocoa creation in a year, and also have paid the very best percentage of FOB...